BBKA Research Project Presentations 2021

Saturday, February 27th 2021 there is an opportunity to hear from three of the research groups that are being funded by the BBKA to learn how the research is progressing. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of each researcher. The approximate timings are:

10.30am: Pam Hunter, BBKA – Brief Introduction

10.40 – 11.10am: Hannah Samson, Leicester University.
Looking at the effect of air pollution on pollinators using bumble bees as a model. The microbial communities of gut samples have been analysed using DNA

11.20 – 11.40am: Philip Donkersley, Lancaster University
Looking for the presence of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides in bee samples from municipal sites.

12.00 – 12.30pm: Nick Balfour, Sussex University
Setting up a data base of plants and insects interactions (DOPI).

Tickets for the event are free but you do need to book a place which you can do by using the link below:
https://www.bbka.org.uk/event/research-project-presentations-2021

Hourly Schedule

27th Feb

10:30 - 10:40
Pam Hunter, BBKA
Brief Introduction
Speakers:
Pam Hunter
10:40 - 11:10
Hannah Samson, Leicester University
Looking at the effect of air pollution on pollinators using bumble bees as a model. The microbial communities of gut samples have been analysed using DNA
11:20 - 11:40
Philip Donkersley, Lancaster University
Looking for the presence of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides in bee samples from municipal sites.
12:00 - 12:30
Nick Balfour, Sussex University
Setting up a data base of plants and insects interactions (DOPI).
Pam Hunter
Pam Hunter
Chair of the BBKA Examinations Board
Pam has been keeping bees for over 25 years and is a Master Beekeepers. She is also a member of BIBBA and the Central Association of Bee-Keepers. Pam's background is in biological sciences. She was employed in microbiological research in the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years before becoming a freelance consultant and writer. Until recently Pam was Chair of the BBKA Examinations Board and is currently Manager of Research, Technical and Environmental matters. Pam is particularly interested in scientific aspects of bees and their interaction with the environment and plants. Also the neglected area of historical aspects of bees, the environment and beekeeping. Gives talks on these topics around the country.
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Date

27 Feb 2021
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Time

10:30 am

Organiser

BBKA
Website
https://www.bbka.org.uk

Speaker

  • Pam Hunter
    Pam Hunter
    Chair of the BBKA Examinations Board

    Pam has been keeping bees for over 25 years and is a Master Beekeepers. She is also a member of BIBBA and the Central Association of Bee-Keepers.

    Pam’s background is in biological sciences. She was employed in microbiological research in the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years before becoming a freelance consultant and writer.

    Until recently Pam was Chair of the BBKA Examinations Board and is currently Manager of Research, Technical and Environmental matters.

    Pam is particularly interested in scientific aspects of bees and their interaction with the environment and plants. Also the neglected area of historical aspects of bees, the environment and beekeeping. Gives talks on these topics around the country.

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